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Hey guys, my name is FUCK UP. I am new here so I thought I should give a little background on how I got my name. I am a recent grad of a web dev program (bootcamp style) which lasted 4 months. Prior to this I worked as a graphic designer. To get my certificate or whatever I had to take a practicum so I decided to take one with a company who works with React & Redux toolkit on the front-end. Had a few options but ultimately decided to take this one because I wanted to learn and didnt want to do wordpress. I only posess a basic working knowledge of javascript and have NO compsci background so as you can imagine I basically want to shoot myself in the head everyday and probably should. Nice to meet y'all. I'm probably the dumbest person in here, so at least I can hang around and make you feel better about yourselves.

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    Welcome. We don't tend to revel in the suffering of others (most of us anyways, most of the time). Once you get some breathing room, dig into this:

    https://bigmachine.io/shop/...

    It'll help you get your footing faster and far more meaningfully than bootcamps can.
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    @SortOfTested Thankyou, maybe my first post shouldn't have come after a couple beers LOL
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    Welcome and you'll get the hang of it soon, I do suggest getting some form or cs knowledge on the side, there are tons or resources online
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    @matt-jd thanks homie, I will definately be getting on that. I didn't expect such helpful comments, I was hoping for some more negativity so I could justify going and crying. JK really appreciate it πŸ‘Œ
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    @bonegarden Go on then, start crying you whiny little bi... Kidding! Welcome to devrant!!
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    @sladuled Ahahaha THANKYOU! FINALLY. Nice to meet you ;)
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    @bonegarden you got us on a good day.

    The only road forward is one line of code at a time, unless your @C0D4 and you have been rewriting the same 20-30 lines of code over and over again all day... I want to shoot my self too right now, strict type languages suck ass when your working with unpredictable typesπŸ˜…
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    @C0D4 It's all garbage I am about to start stripping.
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    @bonegarden don't do that @rutee07 will get excited.
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    @C0D4 @rutee007 come at me <3 XD
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    Ahhh another soul plagued by the impostor syndrome. Welcome brother.
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    @Benutzername I sincerely hope it is just imposter syndrome and I have not greatly underestimated my capacity to learn, either way thanks for the welcome my dude! The worst part is I have such a fucking hard time asking questions, I know it's SO counterproductive and my boss is chill, but I don't want to let on how confused I am before putting out a valiant and time consuming effort on my own. I think he has a pretty good idea of my skill level, I have no idea why it's so embarrassing to ask for help. I haven't spent much time working on actual programming languages so this has been humbling to say the least.
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    @C0D4 Where are the strippers?! W-wha where?!
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    @rutee07 right here bb
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    @bonegarden Are you the owner of the Bone Garden? Where people gather from various continents to bone each other and fertilize the garden soil with semen? Water the plants with cum sprinkle? Nice to meet you!
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    @bonegarden Try to google everything, only ask questions after at least one unsuccessful query. A question that doesn't have an answer on the internet is a justified question.
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    @bonegarden welcome! Don't worry about asking questions, just make sure you Google it first. There is almost always an answer somewhere online and most people won't mind helping you out if you listen to their advice
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    @bonegarden Beeing a slow learner isn't usually a problem as long as you are dedicated learner. The speed expectation you mentioned seems self imposed.
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    "practicum" hmm are german speaking? because the English term for that would be "internship"

    welcome fellow graphic designer πŸ‘‹
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    Welcome! From what I've gathered of this site, most people are sarcastic to and from. However, when people open up in their rants, others often comment with care and share very helpful tips.
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    Heyo, welcome. Have fun.

    Kudos for not going to wordpress land, that shit is a nightmare.
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    holy shit that's exactly what I'm doing...kind of. I have two months left of this bootcamp and I'm currently interviewing for the same role and I feel just as stupid. I am gonna submit my first coding task to the company soon so I doubt I'll be hired but I'm just glad I got a call back. That's great that you got hired out of your bootcamp tho, congrats.
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    @heyheni Nah, I am canadian - interns refer to positions people take whilst in Uni to get experience between/after terms, practicums are mandatory for work experience after. The words are kind of interchangeable I guess. I think practicums refer to mandatory work exp need to grad.
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    @jbrandona119 It's true I was pretty excited, before I got hit with the panics about not keeping up. Oh well it is a new day! Good luck with your coding journey and bootcamp!
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    @Lor-inc good advice. This what triggered the spiralling yesterday - I was trying to find an example of client side validation for a form wizard using toolkit. Could not find a single thing as it only came out last year.
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    Rest easy! I actually make a living writing test cases (manual scripts at that) and doing regressions, defect reporting and tracking and all that which means there's someone in this rant that's lower on the totem pole than you are. Don't rest on your laurels tho, I'm about to end my first semester and I can sort of handle myself with C# so your advantage might not last!
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    @bonegarden You can sniff around on the github for the project, the webpage and the wiki. Failing that, you should absolutely ask.
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    Don't say you're the dumbest person here cuz I may take that as a challenge, in my primitive reversed psych mind... And no one will benefit from that πŸ˜›
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    @Lor-inc @NoMad I had a chat with my boss and told him I was basically having a mental breakdown last night and he laughed and laughed and said he used to sit around and cry on reddit. Apparently I don't need to do that and am allowed to ask him anything if I ever get catastrophically blocked again, he also gave me permission to ask what I perceive to be "dumb javascript questions" so it has been a much better day. Playing around with Material UI today, which is alright. And @NoMAd - I like your attitude bahahaha
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    Welcome! For your first post. I'd like to argue with you and disagree that you are dumbest person. A person who wants to learn is not dumb. You are doing what you can to get the knowledge so you are not dumb. To be a good developer, a CS degree is not a mandatory requirement but having the drive to learn is. Just keep learning and carry a can do attitude to your issues or tasks πŸ˜‰
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    @iamai You guys are all way too sweet, thanks for the vote of confidence. I will keep putting one finger in front of the other lolol. I know you're mostly right about the cs degree thing, I think it would help for me to have a sense of the bigger picture though.
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    @bonegarden I graduated with a business degree but since I love computers I do tech work. I know of people who didn't finish with a CS degree but are very well paid in the Tech industry. If you love what you are doing then you can only get better. Good luck!
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    @iamai That's what drew me to the tech industry, alot of it you can kind of learn on your own and force your way into, I just didnt anticipate the speed in which new tech was going to be thrown at me. I like it tho LOL I just am shocked at how complicated frontend dev work is nowadays. The amount of frameworks and libraries is INSANE.
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